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St. Andrews Samakee Blog

Our regular blogs will keep you up to date with what is happening at Samakee!

Why do we spend so much time outdoors?

We spend lots of time

learning outside the classroom

at Samakee, but why?

    Evidence repeatedly shows connecting with nature and the wilderness works. Playing and learning outdoors is good for social and emotional development improves self-awareness, and makes children more co-operative.        Studies show that children will be smarter, better able to get along with others, healthier and happier when they have...

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Welcome Back to School

On behalf of the Samakee staff, I would like to give you all a very warm welcome as we start the beginning of the new Academic Year, 2016-2017. I do hope that you have had a pleasant summer and that you are looking forward to the term ahead. We are eager to get to know our new children, their families...

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Mangrove Forest Trip

As part of their Thai topic this term, Year 5 visited The Learning Center in Samut Sakorn Province on Friday to learn about mangrove forests in Thailand. As can be seen in the photos, there were many activities for the children to explore such as, planting seeds, walking through the mangrove forest, and drawing about and experiencing forest activity. [gallery type="square"...

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Maths Parent Workshop

This week our Maths Team Leaders invited parents to a Maths Workshop where the team and parents had the opportunity to discuss the strategies and methods that your children use in multiplication. The Maths team offered clear explanations of how we use problem-solving activities to support your child’s Maths thinking and parents also had the opportunity to take part in...

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Aliens Love Underpants

Recently, early years enjoyed a topic about space and read the story Aliens Love Underpants. The children then decided to design and made their own underpants in the Art room. Children chose from a variety of resources to make their underpants, including wax crayons, glitter, collage material, stars, hearts, shapes, buttons, paint and much more. The children looked at different designs,...

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How much can you do in one minute?

Key Stage 1 has been learning how to make accurate estimates in the Magical Maths Room. The children estimated how many exercises they could do in a minute and then tested to see whether or not their estimates were accurate. The development of fundamental maths skills through cooperative group work and physical activity is so much fun!


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Headteacher Message 18/4/16

I hope that everyone had a safe and enjoyable Songkran Holiday, and we look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Monday 18th April! St Andrew's Samakee poster for April 2016On Wednesday this week we welcome the author Gail Clarke, Gail will be in school to talk with the...

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Headteacher Message 11/4/16

International Day 2016 was truly a vibrant and spectacular event, and our sincere appreciation goes to our many parent volunteers, grandparents, carers, staff and children who made it all possible. From the exhilarating to the inventive, to the more thought provoking, the captivating diversity of presentations, artefacts, room design and activities caught the children’s interest and sparked enjoyment. The...

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Headteacher Message 4/4/16

On Monday, we welcomed Rosalina Alexander, co-founder and President of The Rainbow Room Foundation, who came to KS2 assembly  to talk to the children about the work they do and showed them a video about Down Syndrome. The Shakespeare House Captain presented a cheque for 27,000 to Rosalina Alexander, and we were all impressed by the children’s interest and response...

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Headteacher Message 28/3/16

World Down Syndrome Day on Monday was a great success and well supported by our community. The children raised 27,000 Baht for Rainbow Room, and a representative will visit the school this week to collect a cheque presented by Shakespeare House. Thank you for supporting this excellent cause, more details of which can be found in the attached blog. Read More

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